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hospital update,eat to live book update.

Monday, February 03, 2014

well got back from the hospital a bit wiser in that they have decided what op they are doing but not wiser re the date as i have to have another op first and it depends when that one can be done,lol.sound familar anyone.for those who know me or follow my blog will know i am waiting for an anigram on my aneurysma but they decided to wait till after the knee op.now the knee op will have to wait till i have an op to strip my varicus viens first.that again has to wait till i comeoff the bloodthinners and the blood has even out that can take 10days to 3 weeks.the hospital managed to fiot in an appointment with the gefas(vien)ambulance on friday.they are slotting me in as they normally have no appointment before middle march(lucky me)so friday i have the gefas specialist at 10 then straight after i have an appointment in the othopedic hospital at 12.luckily they are directly opposite one another.wednesday i have to go to my normal gp who has hopefully then contacted the encrinologist about going on theese new tablets instead of the bloodthinners after the op as they are alot better when you need an op unlike the bloodthinners i am on they can be took up to two days before the op,so several days less having injections in my stomach(definate plus)and can be taken the next day after the op.which is great for the two other ops i have coming.well they operation they decided on in the end is to have a knee protese(knee replacement)dispite my age.they will also relign my thigh bone at the same time so as the thigh bone is being moved i am going to have to learn to walk all over again as it will be diferant from how i walk now.this means i will have to be in hospital all beinng well 10 days then have to go to rehab for at least 6 weeks.which is alot longer than i was thinking off.needless to say lotfi is not too pleased and panicking what he will do with the kids etc.men he expects me to do it all alone when he is in tunisia when i am in pain etc but him doing iit alone,not in pain and with access to a car is differant.i can understand he is worried etc it is alot to do especial as we have to cook everything from scratch for zakariya.but his reason that it is differant me doing it than him because I AM A WOMAN irritates.ayman is due a break from his speach theraphy to be able to get the medical insurance to pay for it so we can take the break from it while i am in hospital which will be one less thing for lotfi to do but he will still need to do the lung specialist and allergy specialist for zakariya.will have to see if i can alter ayyubs heart specialist appointment which is due.lotfi also things we should start looking for another place to live as we have 75 steps up to our flat as we live on the second floor without a lift.i asked the dr re doing the 10 k i had planned for october and he said running is taboo from now on for me.i haven´t been running now for nearly a year now as it was too painful just been walking or nordic walking but i had hopes of running after the operation.he said i could walk but not run,lol.as there is a time limit of 11/2 hours for the 10k weather i can do it walking in that time i will have to see.also i had plans of doing a half marathon next year then a full the year after.he said i should forget the marathon all together as i shouldn´t even walk that.so i am really bummed out today.on top of that the book shop phoned where i ordered the eat to live book to say the importers have contacted them and canceled the order as they have none in stack and can only get more in 6 months time.so really annoyed all the books i wanted i can´t get for various reasons and legalities here in germany.the YOU ON A DIET,the EAT FOR HEALTH and now the EAT TO LIVE which i had been hoping to read when i was in hospital.i definately need that or some embroidery kit or something to do now in hospital especially as there is now the at least 6 weeks rehab on top.what am i going to do so long away from lotfi and the boys.i am not used to not running around doing stuff for them etc.not use to having time to think.what am i going to do without a computer so long,withou sparkpeople?we will definately have to try and get a secondhand laptop
so i can at least see the kids daily on skype.just that money is tight at the moment with lotfi going so often to tunisia with his father being so ill,getting the wheel chair and electric bed for his father.plus the kids birthdays in november,december january respective and on the 19th of this month is lotfi´s 50th birthday and i want to get him something special.never mind we might get lucky with the labtop yet then i can keep up with the skype.as i was down especially with lotfi letting off(it was basically because he is worried about me and the operation)that he was just going on about how he is going to cope etc he brought me an early valentines presant to cheer me up and say sorry.he got me anew sports watch,which does heart rate,pedometer,4 trainings zones,stop watch etc and it looks nice enough to wear as an everyday watch (as i haven´t got one and been wanting a normal watch for ages)and the best thing about it is it´s colour it is fuscha pink with abit of white. so i will always be thinking about my FBI agents when i look at it.so sort of makes up for all the worry i have had today and will have trying to sort out things so it is easier for lotfi to deal with the kids ,house etc when i am away.

my normal HRM has died the ghost and for a new battery for it is 40€which we can´t afford at the moment.this is the next best thing which was on sale for 20€.as it is doubling as a valentines present can´t complain at that price.anyway think that is all.will know more over both op dates on friday when i go so now you know what i know.thanks for taking the time to read this blog and a double thank you if you take the time to reply.take care and keep smiling.
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  • DS9KIE
    good luck with the surgeries emoticon emoticon
    1563 days ago
    Ohh dear am soo sorry i have been away and wasnt checking of You .. many prayers on your way i knw incha2Allah you will be just fine.. no u willb great and amazing.. am soo sorry abt the run and half marathon... I love you and missed you .. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .. you are way stronger than you think and all will be good with Lotfi and the kids i just know :)
    1569 days ago
    Wow Karen, you sure have a lot on your plate now. Many husbands expect so much from us without realizing how much we really do. Dh and younger dd did some of my chores when I did potato harvest. Not very many but they seemed to appreciate me more by the time harvest was over. Dh still expected me to do things at the last minute before I left for work even with my long hours. Don't be surprised if your husband has a list of things for you to do from the hospital bed. I ended up doing things during my breaks that dh didn't feel he could handle. Hope things go well for you and you get the rest you so badly need during your recovery. Lots of hugs.
    1569 days ago
    what a lot of hoops you have to jump through! Here' a cwtch to see you through some of it.

    hope you find some of the things on your shopping list. If there is anything I can send then I am happy to do so, just PM your address

    big hugs
    1570 days ago
    Good luck on everything, Karen! Sending you lots of hugs and prayers!!

    1570 days ago
    Hi Karen Love, it will all fall into place as the time gets nearer.. Lotfi will cope .. He's just stressed at the moment and so are you ..
    It's a lot to face for both of you.. I am really rather glad all these problems are finally being addressed ..
    I think it would be a good idea to look for a ground floor abode .. Perhaps with a garden fo,the boys to play in and for you to recuperate ..
    What ever will be will be my lovely friend ..
    Sending Love and Hugs to you all ...
    PS . I love your new watch ...it's a beauty xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1570 days ago
  • GERRI4
    hi Karen, wow there is lots going on and you know what between you and Lofti you will sort it out. In the beginning we all panic and think we won't cope, but as a bit of thinking time passes one realises that it is all manageable.
    I will be holding thumbs for you that all goes well and that you have a very speedy recovery emoticon emoticon emoticon ( and another hug because it sounds like you need one)
    1570 days ago
    Hugs & prayers for you. So much going on. Sorry for your disappointments . Your husband will appreciate you more then ever after all that. Running is rough on young bodies so that's probably best to avoid anyway. Is getting the electronic versions of ETL or other books an option? I have no question as to your ability to overcome these obstacles of any other.
    1570 days ago
  • MUSIC66
    Hi karin that sounds so hectic so you are going to have the same op as me I am still waiting on surgery date to and still waiting to see the gyno as well went to by gp and then to draculas clinic for my normal blood tests getting nervis about op I need both knees done left knee first then right knee later my os to said I am a bit young for a tkr but said it needs to be done I will be only 47 next week
    1570 days ago
    So many hoops to jump through, but when you finally have the surgery, you won't reget it.

    1570 days ago
    Dearest Karen, so sorry to hear about all the hectic to go thru all your needing ops. I am sure your DH's Lotfi is so concern about your well been and how he is going to manage all the house work and handling kids while you are away. But be strong and keep smiling. I am sure everything will fall into the place.
    I am also sorry to hear that they've canceled shipments for all the great books include ETL books. I can understand how disappointed you are now. I really wish you could get a lap top. This will be a life savor for you for sure while you are in the hospital. If you have one, you can also down load kindle e- books that may allow you to down load so many great books not aval to be ship for actual book. My heart is goes out to you. I am praying for you and your family you know it! Take care Karen. ***Hugs*** (^O^)/
    1570 days ago
    Karen you will be fine during and after the operation and Lofti will just have to step up. I believe he will be fine with the kids as well.What is scaring him is that he sees all that you do and can't figure out how he can possible do the same. As far as the marathon and full marathon you can still do them but you will just have to walk them instead of running. Everything works out.
    1571 days ago
    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family love.
    1571 days ago
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  • TREE57
    You are the strongest woman I know! You can do this and so can Lofti...He will manage because I know you will get everything in order.

    1571 days ago
    You will be going through so much but I know you will be fine. Wish I loved close to be able to give you a hand.
    Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers for a fast recovery.

    1571 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    You can do it!
    1571 days ago
  • DEE797
    Sending thoughts and prayers your way that all goes well with your operations and health issues. I am sure Lotfi is concerned about you and the ops and handling the boys while you are in the hospital. emoticon emoticon
    1571 days ago
  • JUDITH1654
    It's always amazed me how women do two to three times the daily tasks handling the household than men yet we are considered "the weaker sex". So glad I don't have a man in my life to complicate things.

    The time you will get to rest is long overdue but it won't help if you worry. Rest is the best medicine, in my opinion, so hope you get what you need and everything goes smoothly for you.

    Don't worry about your husband - he'll manage! emoticon
    1571 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    HUgs Karen

    Good luck with the op and sending my thoughts and prayers ur way..all will be fine!!

    1571 days ago
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